Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Where Has the time Gone??????

Painting done in Mystele Kirkeeng's class during An Artful Journey Retreat

The painting above almost did not happen.  I have a love/hate relationship with painting faces and went into class with a resolve NOT to paint a face on Sunday morning.  A classmate relayed a statement from another teacher about overcoming fear by just doing it.  So I dove in.  I used a painting I purchased from Mystele as a guide (more about using guides in another post) and got busy. I have a lot of work to do to get more comfortable with the process ( even on this painting), but I am so glad that I am once again trying to paint faces.


The post on Happiness below was shared by Renaissance Unity Church of Warren Michigan.

I love, love, love Don Miguel Ruiz and his writings.

Our life is so short that every time I see my children, I enjoy them as much as I can. Whenever I can, I enjoy my beloved, my family, my friends, my apprentices. But mainly I enjoy myself, because I am with myself all the time. Why should I spend my precious time with myself judging myself, rejecting myself, creating guilt and shame? Why should I push myself to be angry or jealous? If I don’t feel good emotionally, I find out what is causing it and I fix it. Then I can recover my happiness and keep going with my story.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Today's Affirmation
Adversity provides me with a chance to grow.
Today's Meditation
Dear God,
Life is fragile and oh so temporary.
I commit myself to enjoy who I am; to enjoy my own company, to be ever grateful for who I am - a vehicle for you to express through.
As I remind myself that it is You who has made me,
I feel a surge of respect and gratitude. 
Help me, God to remember that I am important to You and to all of life.
Help me to see in my loved ones and friends, Your goodness so I treat everyone with the uttermost respect, knowing that life is fragile and none of us knows who may be next in line to exit the body form.
As I celebrate myself and all others, I rest assured that my mind and heart are one with You.

Hello Dear friends and readers.  It has been a while. Where did the time go?  We are entering the 3rd month of 2016 and time seems to have just flown by.  I went to a wonderful Art retreat over the past weekend,  It was number 2 of the retreats I have planned for this year.  I received a lot of food for thought and creative action that I will reveal in later blogs.

In July I will be celebrating my 10 year Blogaversary. Now that is a real hoot.  10 years people.....What will I do to celebrate?  Hmmmm.......only time will tell.

Well that is all for today, but I will be back soon.

Follow your dreams dear readers, follow your dreams.  pilgrim.


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Love You Glenda! See you soon!!!!!!

Von said...

Love seeing your lovely artwork and hearing your thoughts. Look forward to more! The face in this post, is so solemn and thoughtful in presence -- and the way you've done the bits about the face, make her seem almost nun-like in presentation, which further promotes the solemnity and thoughtfulness going on in the face. I love it. <3

Glenda Hoagland said...

Yes, Tracie I am so looking forward to it. I gong to start making my trades this week.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thanks so much Von, it must been 12 years of Catholic school coming out of the subconscious. I appreciate your kind words.

mystele said...


by BUN said...

ah yes, painting faces can be a real challenge sometimes. I started doing it as a means to get over the fear...and now I love it! the year is flying that's for sure, but it sounds like you've started the year off in a wonderful way: being CREATIVE! xo

Heartartz said...

Love the painting!
It was so good to see you last weekend.
Love you very much, Gail